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Eledone cirrhosa   (Lamarck, 1798)

horned octopus

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Eledone cirrhosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Octopoda | Octopodidae | Eledoninae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 1.2 kg (Ref. 275)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 770 m (Ref. 2175), usually 50 - 300 m (Ref. 2630)

Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 70°N - 30°N, 26°W - 22°E (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Females predominate at depths of 30 to 80 m, males at depths below 100 m (Ref. 275). Male spermatangia reach ovary before the release of sperms (Ref. 2569). Also Ref. 80232.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: highly commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high